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November 13, 2017

Leaders​ ​from​ ​state​ ​and​ ​region​ ​to​ ​gather​ ​to​ ​recognize​ ​the​ ​success​ ​of​ ​the​ ​program’s second​ ​class​ ​of​ ​recovering​ ​addicts​ ​who​ ​are​ ​earning​ ​college​ ​hours​ ​and​ ​certificates​ ​that will​ ​enable​ ​them​ ​to​ ​start​ ​work​ ​in​ ​the​ ​addiction​ ​treatment​ ​field

PEER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS GRADUATES 2017 -- This is the first class of Addiction Peer Specialists. This week's graduation will be the second class to complete the courses needed for certification.PEER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS GRADUATES 2017 -- This is the first class of Addiction Peer Specialists. This week's graduation will be the second class to complete the courses needed for certification.

 

LOUISA,​ ​KY​ ​-​ ​ Addiction​ ​Recovery​ ​Care,​ ​LLC​ ​(ARC)​ ​announces​ ​the​ ​graduation​ ​ceremony​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Peer Support​ ​Specialist​ ​Academy​ ​(Academy),​ ​November​ ​15,​ ​2017​ ​at​ ​1:00​ ​p.m.​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Forks of​ ​Elkhorn​ ​Baptist​ ​Church​ ​in​ ​Midway,​ ​Kentucky.

The​ ​Academy​ ​is​ ​a​ ​six​ ​to​ ​nine​ ​month,​ ​500-hour​ ​program​ ​that​ ​includes​ ​240​ ​hours​ ​of classroom​ ​training​ ​and​ ​240​ ​practicum​ ​hours​ ​that​ ​incorporates​ ​an​ ​addiction​ ​treatment internship.​ ​Students​ ​who​ ​have​ ​successfully​ ​completed​ ​the​ ​Academy​ ​will​ ​receive​ ​state Peer​ ​Support​ ​Specialist​ ​Certification​ ​and​ ​additional​ ​training​ ​and​ ​certifications​ ​that​ ​will allow​ ​them​ ​to​ ​be​ ​ready​ ​to​ ​be​ ​employed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​addiction​ ​treatment​ ​field.​ ​The​ ​courses they​ ​complete​ ​may​ ​be​ ​transferable​ ​for​ ​college​ ​credit​ ​toward​ ​a​ ​college​ ​certificate​ ​or associate’s​ ​degree.

This​ ​graduating​ ​class​ ​is​ ​comprised​ ​of​ ​fifteen​ ​(15)​ ​students​ ​who​ ​have​ ​not​ ​only​ ​completed a​ ​minimum​ ​of​ ​60​ ​days​ ​of​ ​drug​ ​and​ ​alcohol​ ​treatment,​ ​but​ ​also​ ​an​ ​internship​ ​in​ ​addition to​ ​their​ ​coursework.​ ​ARC’s​ ​CEO​ ​Tim​ ​Robinson​ ​commented,​ ​“We​ ​are​ ​excited​ ​about​ ​the Peer​ ​Support​ ​Specialist​ ​Academy​ ​graduation.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​big​ ​step​ ​forward​ ​for​ ​the graduates​ ​and​ ​for​ ​our​ ​organization.​ ​The​ ​addiction​ ​treatment​ ​field​ ​needs​ ​workers​ ​and these​ ​will​ ​be​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​best​ ​and​ ​well-trained​ ​employees​ ​any​ ​treatment​ ​center​ ​could find.​ ​Fourteen​ ​of​ ​the​ ​sixteen​ ​graduates​ ​from​ ​the​ ​inaugural​ ​class​ ​are​ ​employed,​ ​all​ ​of them​ ​in​ ​the​ ​field​ ​of​ ​addiction​ ​treatment.”

About​ ​Addiction​ ​Recovery​ ​Care

ARC​ ​operates​ ​a​ ​network​ ​of​ ​state-licensed​ ​residential​ ​and​ ​outpatient​ ​drug​ ​&​ ​alcohol abuse​ ​treatment​ ​centers​ ​in​ ​Kentucky.​ ​The​ ​network​ ​includes​ ​six​ ​residential​ ​treatment centers​ ​including;​ ​a​ ​women’s​ ​center​ ​in​ ​Northeast​ ​Kentucky​ ​near​ ​Ashland,​ ​a​ ​women’s center​ ​in​ ​Southeast​ ​Kentucky​ ​near​ ​London,​ ​a​ ​women’s​ ​center​ ​in​ ​Southeast​ ​Kentucky near​ ​Harlan,​ ​a​ ​men’s​ ​center​ ​in​ ​Northeast​ ​Kentucky​ ​near​ ​Morehead,​ ​a​ ​men’s​ ​center​ ​in Northeast​ ​Kentucky​ ​near​ ​Ashland,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​​ ​men’s​ ​residential​ ​center​ ​in​ ​Southeast Kentucky​ ​near​ ​Somerset,​ ​Kentucky. For​ ​more​ ​information​ ​visit​ ​​http://www.arccenters.com​​ ​​or​ ​if​ ​someone​ ​needs​ ​help​ ​with addiction​ ​call​ ​our​ ​treatment​ ​line​ ​at​ ​(606)638-0938.

 

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+3 #2 Angel 2017-11-14 19:43
Quoting Taxpayers Money:
Here's an idea. Instead of funding this, I would like a Tax Break. I don't want to pay for this.

Prayers to you !!! You're one cruel hearted selfish lost soul!! God bless you.
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-4 #1 Taxpayers Money 2017-11-14 04:53
Here's an idea. Instead of funding this, I would like a Tax Break. I don't want to pay for this.
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